Everyone knew it would be good, but hosting the latest Yacht Racing Forum in Lorient, France – world capital of offshore sailing – was indeed a stroke of genius.
With more than 450 delegates from all over the world gathering in Lorient, France, for two days of conferences, presentations and debates,
Conrad Humphreys is a former professional sailor who has raced around the world three times (Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe, BT Global Challenge). He is the founder of Ocean Academy UK – a new high performance offshore training centre aimed at helping talented sailors between 18 and 25 to turn
Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round
As the only two-time winner of the Vendee Globe singlehanded around the world race and having earned the nickname The Professor for knowledge and expertise in ocean racing and the IMOCA 60 class in particular, when Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux speaks – as he did during a panel discussion on the
Since the spectacular conclusion of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race in the Hague in June and the announcement of a change of ownership from the Volvo organization to sports management company Atlant Ocean Racing, not much has been heard from the race headquarters in Alicante, Spain.
So it was good to
Australian ocean racer and multiple dinghy world champion Chris Nicholson gave the keynote presentation to open the 2018 Yacht racing Forum in Lorient, France earlier today.
Speaking to the forum’s international audience of 450 delegates in a packed auditorium at Lorient’s Palais des Congrès conference centre the veteran ocean race campaigner